Areas of Study

Dr. Janis Cole

  • Ph.D., Interpretation, Gallaudet University
  • M.Ed., Deaf-ASL Studies/Deaf Education, Boston University
  • B.S., Social Work, Rochester Institute of Technology
Research Interests
  • Translation
  • Deaf Studies
  • ASL Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Sociolinguistics of sign language communities
  • Gesture and International Sign
  • Social justice and community forums
Selected Publications and Presentations
  • Nicodemus, B., Cole, J., & Swabey, L. (in press). Storied classrooms: Narrative pedagogy in American Sign Language-English interpreter education. International Journal of Interpreter Education 17(2).
  • Cole, J., & Garate-Estes, S. (2016) Interpreters collaboration: Exploring the art of intricacies. Presentation given at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
  • Cole, J. (2014). Best practices for bilingual eBook authoring. Presentation given at Sign Language 2 Hub-DC, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

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